Important Message from Director Gail Barnes:
In response to the Coronavirus concerns, SPWRC has implemented procedures for protecting our staff, volunteers, interns, and the public. These changes are being put in place in keeping with President Trump's social distancing order.
Our Animal Drop-off Building is still open 24 hours a day, but we ask that you complete the paperwork inside and leave the wildlife you have rescued in one of the cages.
We will not come out to the building until after you leave the premises.
Open House on April 18th has been postponed until further notice.
Our hours to the
public have been adjusted as follows:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this difficult time.
Please call 799-2142 if you have any questions.
One more way you can help support the work we do at the Wildlife Center!
South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc. is an IRS determined 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility that cares for orphaned, injured, ill and displaced wild animals with the ultimate goal of returning wildlife back to its natural habitat whenever possible.
Busy "Baby Season" is likely to begin in March or April. If our winter continues to be mild, doves and squirrels will be starting families, soon followed by songbirds like Blue Jays, Robins and Mockingbirds in May.
We'll be very busy during daylight hours 7 days a week.
If you'd like to volunteer, call us at 806 799-2142 and talk
with Gail Barnes, our Director
The Wildlife Center does not take domestic pets
(Cats/kittens, dogs/puppies, pet parrots, rabbits, etc.)
This link provides a list of Lubbock Area Animal Rescues that work with domestic pets.
How can SPWRC help you?
Where you located and what are your hours?
SPWRC is on Indiana Avenue at 95th Street behind the 80 ft. wall with a wildlife mural. Our official address is 3308 95th Street Lubbock, TX 79423. The Wildlife Drop-Off building in our driveway is open 24 hours a day.
Volunteers and staff are on site seven days a week during daylight hours only.
Where do I go if I bring you an animal?
There is a white building in the parking lot where all animals check in. Please fill out an admission slip with information about the animal and you (its rescuer) for our records.
During daylight hours, a buzzer will sound and someone will come out to meet you (Summer Staff hours – 8 am to 8 pm).
Weekends and after hours – fill out the admission slip and leave the animal in a box or in one of the cages. Staff checks the building every morning and periodically throughout the day.
Please do NOT enter the main property (past the wooden fence) or go to the house at the front of the property.
The Animal Drop-Off Building (pictured) is the point of entry for all animals admitted to SPWRC.
What should I do
if I find a:
How can I make a donation of supplies? Take a look at our Wish List of needed supplies.
How can I make a monetary donation?
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility.
How can I be a volunteer at SPWRC? Forms and Information available HERE
Can I visit SPWRC and see your animals?
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is not open to the public except during our Open House events.
The animals are recuperating and need rest and quiet.
Our next Open House will be sometime in spring. Details will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
Can I schedule an environmental educational program for a group?
Programs are done for a fee. Funds raised support our operating and general expenses.
SPWRC receives no funding from federal or state agencies. Contact Gail Barnes at 799-2142 for more information.